Skye Terrier Puppies
When you are considering purchasing a puppy it is best to go to a breeder who has been labeled as being reliable and is also established who has experience when it comes to raising show stock. It is always a good idea to stay far away from casual breeders as well as the pet shops and commercial breeders. If you are looking to purchase a puppy for a show dog you should be aware that the temperament is the most important qualification. This means that you will want to go for a puppy that is cheerful and very outgoing instead of one that is shy. Obviously, health is something else that you should be on the lookout for as well. If you see puppies that are thin, not groomed or have potbellies your best bet would be to run far away. Also, you will want to make sure that you are getting a puppy that is up to date on their shots and worming’s as well as come with all of their papers.
When purchasing a puppy under the age of eight months you also have to make sure you are very cautious. This is because the Skye breed develops slow and is usually not considered mature until they hit the age of three. Furthermore, until they have hit six months it can be very hard to figure out whether or not they ear carriage and mouths are correct. Also, you will want to make sure that they have long bodies with short and sturdy legs in addition to having a tail that they do not always have above the topline. Furthermore, their head should be a good length and their neck and muzzle should be in proportion. Not to mention the fact that they will have a double coat as well as ark eyes. If you notice that they have a fluffy or curly coat you will want to stay away.
Skye puppies are going to require not only love but firm training as well. If they do not have this when they are puppies they will be difficult to manage once they are no longer puppies. However, you never want to abuse them when attempting to train them this will only make matter worse. Grooming on a regular basis is another requirement and they should also have their nails trimmed as well.
It is not uncommon for Skye terriers to be very attached to their owners. However, when they are switching to a new owner and home they may be slow to adapt to the environment. This is why it is best to let them make their own advances until they have gotten used to their new home and environment. However, you will have to make sure that you do feed your Skye and take them out for exercise in addition to making sure that you use a low and calm voice when talking to them as well. Additionally, Skye’s can be around children yet they have to have been raised with them. If they were not it is not a good idea to bring them into a home with children because they will not be used to the child environment and things that come along with it.
What to Expect From Your Skye Terrier Breeder
When you go to the breeder they should sig the AKC registration application and send it to the AKC so you can make sure that your Skye is registered. It is important that you understand that these papers are something that should come with your puppy and is not something that the breeder should expect you to purchase separately. Furthermore, your breeder should also have a four generation pedigree available for you as well.
The breeder is also responsible for insuring that you have the complete health record of your Skye terrier. It should provide you with all of the records ranging from their shots to their worming’s so you can be sure that your puppy is healthy. In addition, it also does not hurt to have your breeder state in writing that the puppy is health.
Lastly, the breeder is going to provide you with a contract that will protect your Skye and any future generations.
What Your Skye Terrier Puppy Will Expect From You
The Skye puppy is also going to have some things that they expect from you as well. First, they are expecting that you will provide them with a safe, enclosed area so they will be able to exercise at various times throughout the day. Also, they are going to expect that your rules are set with them in mind and you are kind to them as well as patient. Lastly, they are going to trust that you will make sure that they are able to receive their routine veterinarian care, grooming, and nutritious meals. If you have any questions about how their grooming should be done the breeder will be able to assist you.